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Thursday, October 15, 2009

2nd Anniversary of the Diocese of Sandakan

Grace before meal

Cutting the anniversary cake

Today, 15th October 2009 marks the 2nd anniversary of the erection of the Diocese of Sandakan and also the 2nd anniversary of Rt Rev Julius Dusin Gitom's episcopal ordination as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Sandakan.

The fellowship meal

Fr Thomas Makajil, rector St Mary's Cathedral and his assistant Fr Paul Lo, Sr Appolonia Gumpu fsic, the Cathedral parish and diocesan staff gathered to celebrate the occasion with a fellowship lunch. The gathering was initiated by Bishop himself as an appreciation to the staff for their commitment and contribution in helping to realize the vision of the diocese.

Tomorrow, 16th October 2009 will be the official diocesan level '2 in 1' celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the erection of the diocese and the 2nd anniversary of Bishop's episcopal ordination. The celebration will be held at Holy Trinity Church Tawau with a fellowship dinner followed by the Eucharistic celebration the following day. Most Rev Datuk John Lee, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu and Rt Rev Datuk Cornelius Piong, Bishop of the Diocese of Keningau are expected to attend the said function.

Happy 2nd Anniversary to our Diocese and Bishop Julius Episcopal Ordination!

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